The Gallery: what I am grateful for

1 Jun

I feel grateful for many things… But what I feel grateful for most is my little family. Last summer – Toby’s first with us – Tom took an extended break from work and I was on maternity leave. In a moment of madness, we packed up our belongings, our three month old baby, let our flat out and moved into our vw camper van for three months. We drove all over Europe and had the chance to get to know each other properly and settle into our new roles in style.

This is a chilled afternoon pic from a Norweigian fjord. I am super grateful for all the memories already made…


29 Responses to “The Gallery: what I am grateful for”

  1. Multiple Mummy June 1, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Moment of madness? That is amazing! I wish I had the guts to do that. Now with three little one, it is almost impossible, but what an incredible experience. A lovely post. x

    • Claire June 1, 2011 at 9:34 am #

      There were moments where all I wanted was a proper bed – especially during long breastfeeding nights. That said, I wouldn’t have changed it.

  2. Katie aka Mummy,Daddy, Me June 1, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    Wow you crazy lot. I wish I had the guts to do something like that. I bet you had the most amazing time! xx

    • Claire June 1, 2011 at 9:36 am #

      It was pretty cool. Wish we could go again today. x

  3. mumfordandsons4real June 1, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    How jealous am I? We did the fjords for our honeymoon, I am just in shock that you able to do this!

    • Claire June 1, 2011 at 10:14 am #

      Fjords are stunning aren’t they. Such an amazing colour! What a fab thing to do for your honeymoon.

  4. working london mummy June 1, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    simply gorgeous! and so brave and exciting campling with a small baby. Wonderful

    • Claire June 1, 2011 at 9:38 am #

      Think Toby benefitted from the fresh air. Since coming back to London he has eczema! Was a very memorable summer

  5. actuallymummy June 1, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    That makes me smile! Life is all about creating great memories! x

    • Claire June 1, 2011 at 9:38 am #

      I totally agree. I hope we have many more happy memories like this.

  6. mothersalwaysright June 1, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    I am so jealous – what a brave, fun and amazing thing to do! You may have just inspired me…

    • Claire June 1, 2011 at 9:39 am #

      Glad to have been of service… it was the best thing we could have done and highly recommend x

  7. Inside the Wendy House June 1, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    What a brave and amazing thing to do! Memories are precious x

    • Claire June 3, 2011 at 11:00 am #

      They are so precious. Saw your latest vlog. Many reasons to be happy! x

  8. Mummy Beadzoid June 1, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Wow, you’re mental you are! πŸ˜€

    I’ll bet that was utterly amazing. xX

    • Claire June 3, 2011 at 10:55 am #

      It was indeed. We had such a fantastic time. Love the pic of your teeny one. So cute. x

  9. would like to be a yummy mummy June 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    What a fantastic thing to do, not sure if brave, fun, mad…maybe all of them and more. Great picture x

    • Claire June 3, 2011 at 10:52 am #

      Probably a bit of a mix. Keep on recording those lovely quotes. x

  10. emsyjo June 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    What a great thing to do, I’m glad we’re not the only crazy ones around!

    • Claire June 3, 2011 at 10:48 am #

      Thanks for the comment. Just popped over to your blog. Looks like you are pretty crazy – how fantastic. x

  11. mumsarcade June 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Memory making is what it is all about and your moment of madness led to some lovely ones I am sure. Do it again and soon

    • Claire June 3, 2011 at 10:45 am #

      You’re so right. Memories are what it’s all about. It’s definitely on the to-do list. x

  12. Mummy and the Beastie June 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    It must have been an amazing time and you must be so glad you threw caution to the wind and went! I like that attitude, too many people are scared to follow their dreams and do something on a whim. You must have some great photo’s of your trip πŸ™‚ x

    • Claire June 3, 2011 at 10:38 am #

      We’ve got thousands of photos. Still working our way through them. We must have spent our whole trip taking pics. xx

  13. Helen @ Regards Rainbow June 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    good picture, nice things to be grateful for x

    • Claire June 3, 2011 at 10:37 am #

      Thanks! Wish I could do it all again. Congrats on your the new member of your fam! x

  14. janeblackmore June 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    That sounds incredible, huge envy from here!

    • Claire June 3, 2011 at 10:35 am #

      It was pretty darn fab. Just read your post on BOTTOM. Brilliant – and nothing beats any form of camping.

  15. Michelle Twin Mum June 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Wow, what an amazing summer! Superb. Mich x

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